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06-09-09, 05:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By catatonic

Oh I used to get all kinds of jeers when I used...

Oh I used to get all kinds of jeers when I used to club ride....fat man in a spandex suit....the comments ranged from women shrieking as they drove by, to some guy screaming "HOLY S***, MY EYES!!!!",...
06-09-09, 04:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By catatonic

Many good points there, but the import vs...

Many good points there, but the import vs american reliability is a myth. If you look at the care taken in total dollars over a 10 year/150,000mi ownership span from new to then, american cars cost...
06-09-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By catatonic

Pickup trucks rarely depreciate like that...

Pickup trucks rarely depreciate like that though...unlike SUVs, more people buy trucks to use them rather than to poke around in a titanic vehicle. This helps keep any truck that's a proven brand...
06-08-09, 02:23 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,405
Posted By catatonic

My car-free experiences: San Jose, CA: 1 year ...

My car-free experiences:
San Jose, CA: 1 year
St. Petersburg, FL: 4 years

I'm car-lite now....I need the mobility at this point in my life.
06-08-09, 02:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,086
Posted By catatonic

NEVER GIVE THE VEHICLE BACK.....that's just...

NEVER GIVE THE VEHICLE BACK.....that's just horrible advice, and you'll get shafted so hard that not doing anything and simply paying for the vehicle you can't afford would be a better decision in...
Forum: Commuting
06-08-09, 02:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,136
Posted By catatonic

Phil's Tenacious lube is amazing. If you can't...

Phil's Tenacious lube is amazing. If you can't get that, then get a bottle of that oil treatment crap they sell at auto parts stores (the one they have that counter-top "turn the gears" demo...
06-08-09, 01:58 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,606
Posted By catatonic

True, one of my bells is a dinger, the other is...

True, one of my bells is a dinger, the other is the classic style...both fail to get responses here.
06-08-09, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,367
Posted By catatonic

When I hold onto my OnGuard Brute (flippin HUGE...

When I hold onto my OnGuard Brute (flippin HUGE u-lock) when commuting, I've noticed every day I've done that I had positive experiences with traffic, compared to the days I keep it in my bag (in...
06-08-09, 01:38 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,606
Posted By catatonic

People ignore bells though. I have bells on both...

People ignore bells though. I have bells on both of my bikes...and I still end up yelling...and they still end up saying "buy a bell"....the problem is people just don't pay attention, instead being...
04-10-08, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,931
Posted By catatonic

My current Shimano skewers piss me off for this...

My current Shimano skewers piss me off for this reason.....the front one will not go around the fork when pointed in the right direction. I may flip the skewer soon to remedy that. (yes, I just said...
04-10-08, 12:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,851
Posted By catatonic

I'll continue to drink from my +3 water bottle of...

I'll continue to drink from my +3 water bottle of impotence, thanks for caring though :)
04-05-08, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By catatonic

One thing about cheap cable locks...I've actually...

One thing about cheap cable locks...I've actually defeated one simply by yanking on it really hard (it was my mother's bike...she lost the key, my leatherman was at home, so I improvised in...
03-21-08, 01:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,743
Posted By catatonic

That logic is part of why I haven't been hit...

That logic is part of why I haven't been hit yet...not the razor knife...but that my mountain bike will damage their bodywork enough that they really don't want to hit me, regardless of how bad my...
03-21-08, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By catatonic

I doubt it is....it's usually the middle aged and...

I doubt it is....it's usually the middle aged and younger that drive in a hostile manner. The old just drive in slow and random ways.

I guess it's easier to say the elderly bad drivers are more...
01-04-08, 07:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,887
Posted By catatonic

The problem is this: how do you differentiate...

The problem is this: how do you differentiate aftermarket from a 3rd party replacement part?

Is the Edelbrock fuel injection conversion kit an economy or performance upgrade? (it's actually both...
01-04-08, 07:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,887
Posted By catatonic

No way, then we have to pay for his...

No way, then we have to pay for his imprisonment....I say execute him, crush the car, and bill his parents for both actions.

Racetracks exist for this type of behavior (I have a track racing...
01-04-08, 06:49 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,520
Posted By catatonic

that implies cyclists all ride the same...

that implies cyclists all ride the same speeds....they don't. This is why we have stories about "rubber-banding" and other annoying/potentially unsafe situations between cyclist and other cyclist.
...
Forum: Commuting
11-29-07, 05:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By catatonic

Must be my area, but I've felt more crowded in...

Must be my area, but I've felt more crowded in whenever I was riding them.

Either way, San Tomas is nowhere near as bad as MLK is here in St. Pete (which is far better than Lawrence expressway...
Forum: Commuting
11-28-07, 08:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,216
Posted By catatonic

Most of the guys here have it down. Just feel...

Most of the guys here have it down. Just feel out the areas, I've been gone for about 4 years, that can make a huge difference in how each area is.

One important thing: LIGHTS.....exceed state...
11-23-07, 10:42 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,704
Posted By catatonic

My guess is it's so they don't have to accept as...

My guess is it's so they don't have to accept as many returns on the pre-assembled bikes in their stores.
10-28-07, 03:20 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,082
Posted By catatonic

True, here in the states, driver's education has...

True, here in the states, driver's education has a whole 30 seconds dedicated to this. In my opinion it should be a major section of the class.



Not trying to argue, but many people fail to...
10-13-07, 11:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,031
Posted By catatonic

I say you should ride 650b.

I say you should ride 650b.
08-06-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 22,486
Posted By catatonic

The ones I've seen rode really old rigid MTBs,...

The ones I've seen rode really old rigid MTBs, usually with older hardware....one I saw was reflectored up something crazy....it was like a bunch of reflective tape decided to have a parade or...
08-04-07, 05:10 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,295
Posted By catatonic

Honestly talk to a lawyer...see if you can sue...

Honestly talk to a lawyer...see if you can sue the driver for inadequate insurance coverage as required by law, since his insurance was unable to pay for your vehicle.

I did this when some jerk...
08-03-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,894
Posted By catatonic

I can wedge 3 sixers of bottles inmy messenger...

I can wedge 3 sixers of bottles inmy messenger bag.

However, I have been known at times to take TWO messenger bags for those truly epic beer runs.....shove as much beer in them as possible and...
08-03-07, 08:17 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 9,315
Posted By catatonic

I can wedge 3 sixers of bottles inmy messenger...

I can wedge 3 sixers of bottles inmy messenger bag.

However, I have been known at times to take TWO messenger bags for those truly epic beer runs.....shove as much beer in them as possible and...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 08:10 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,759
Posted By catatonic

Here's my list for a flat-free commuting...

Here's my list for a flat-free commuting experience:

1) Quality Rim Tape on the rims. I'm serious, the difference is very noticable.
2) armored tires (Specialized Flak Jacket tires for so-so...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 05:52 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,137
Posted By catatonic

It depends on how it's loaded. Heavier objects...

It depends on how it's loaded. Heavier objects should not go towards the bottom of the bag, but towards the 'downward pointing" side when worn.

I also found my bag stays put better if it's at the...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-07, 05:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 583
Posted By catatonic

Is that thing water resistant? I've been...

Is that thing water resistant?

I've been looking for a decent "blaster"....drivers here can be so oblivious.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By catatonic

Yeah, the bike will transfer electricity as I...

Yeah, the bike will transfer electricity as I learned.

Bike Tires still have carbon in them, which is electrically conductive. Graphite is one form of carbon, and anyone who has ever used a...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 09:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 798
Posted By catatonic

Yeah I got a nice zap when some lightning hit...

Yeah I got a nice zap when some lightning hit nearby a few weeks ago.

Some things I learned from that....


ODI Lock-on Grips are NOT a good thing when commuting in a thunderstorm (the lockring...
Forum: Commuting
08-02-07, 09:03 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 300,106
Posted By catatonic

I think modo hit the nail on the head here. ...

I think modo hit the nail on the head here.

You CAN find a fantastic used bike for little...but it may not be "right now"....get what is best for you at the time you need it, then look out for the...
07-25-07, 12:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By catatonic

This is very similar to the chain I use, except...

This is very similar to the chain I use, except mine is an Avenir brand.

http://www.wttools.nl/images/stahlex%20kettingslot.jpg
07-23-07, 12:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By catatonic

Those 4-warded combo locks are crap....when I was...

Those 4-warded combo locks are crap....when I was a child I learned how to crack those.

...my grandparent's house was boring as hell and my grandfather said I was too old for toys, board game and...
07-23-07, 10:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,399
Posted By catatonic

Yes, that's fine for securing wheels, botle cages...

Yes, that's fine for securing wheels, botle cages and the like....but most cable locks sold are not even suitable for this, since they have that giant plug and lockhead on each end. The kind of...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-07, 07:26 AM
07-10-07, 07:43 AM
Replies: 226
Views: 12,198
Posted By catatonic

"No we cannot, it's not Energy Star complaint,...

"No we cannot, it's not Energy Star complaint, the world will implode if we power it back up"

Love you with mouth,
--Nasbarliketypepostmadebycatatonic
07-03-07, 02:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By catatonic

I've used eggbeaters on both my maountain bike...

I've used eggbeaters on both my maountain bike and road bike with much success.

Some roadies may think it's a bit out of place, but so what....4-sided entry for the win.

If you need a eggbeater...
07-03-07, 02:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,852
Posted By catatonic

Dye your cat black...problem solved :D

Dye your cat black...problem solved :D
07-03-07, 02:15 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,704
Posted By catatonic

lemon-lime gatorade, with a pinch of extra salt. ...

lemon-lime gatorade, with a pinch of extra salt. Heavily iced as well.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-03-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,073
Posted By catatonic

Yep, aluminum rims are a good thing to have. I...

Yep, aluminum rims are a good thing to have. I remember when I got my Trek 1100 and upgraded the rims to some Rigida aeros/7-sp shimano hubs....man the braking was WAY better. Only reason I got...
07-02-07, 07:09 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By catatonic

I know, I just wanted to try to avoid having a...

I know, I just wanted to try to avoid having a certain anti-BD troll show up and crap the thread.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 936
Posted By catatonic

The ride of aluminum is just a function of the...

The ride of aluminum is just a function of the ultra-lightweight bikes many here run (and comsider normal) combined with the ultra-stiff thinwall design of most aluminum frames.

Ti is mroe...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 05:28 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,073
Posted By catatonic

Road cycling only gets pricey if you become an...

Road cycling only gets pricey if you become an upgrade addict (and listening to all the weight/aero weenies will do that...there is a tradeoff for EVERYTHING, and yes less weight has it's drawbacks)....
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 05:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By catatonic

Sometimes you do want to put more weight on the...

Sometimes you do want to put more weight on the bike...if you do any significant downhill runs, that extra weight can sometimes reduce frame resonance issues (the shimmys as some call it).

I found...
07-02-07, 03:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,320
Posted By catatonic

Yes it's a Kent. Motos are based on Kinesis...

Yes it's a Kent.

Motos are based on Kinesis frames (for aluminum frames), and Motobecane is now just a line of bikes made by a parent company (who also makes Bottechia, Windsor, Mercier, etc).
...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-02-07, 03:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By catatonic

backpack, or learn to use multiple STRONG velcro...

backpack, or learn to use multiple STRONG velcro cable ties (think the giant industrial rolls of cable ties) to make a holder in the rear triangle of the frame.
06-30-07, 12:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By catatonic

I find even with overlap you can still get around...

I find even with overlap you can still get around it by just "toeing down" when needed.

My Vent had enough toe overlap that I could keep the bike stopped at a light by just turning the bars a...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-07, 05:56 AM
Replies: 575
Views: 42,205
Posted By catatonic

The Colgate forgeries had nothing to do with the...

The Colgate forgeries had nothing to do with the Asian continent as a whole. Fact checking for the win: http://www.fda.gov/oc/po/firmrecalls/colgate06_07.html

I like how you called it "communist...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-30-07, 05:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,118
Posted By catatonic

A more serious post: I find Camelbaks to be...

A more serious post:

I find Camelbaks to be far superior to bottles for club rides.

1) putting a tube in your mouth is easier than grabbing the bottle.
2) it holds more, thus is better for...
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